“It’s a tough one, the big thing is the loss of Morne” he said of selection. “ From a selection point of view you want to make sure the venom in your bowling attack is still the same. With Morne, KG, Dale and Vernon there is an expectation of what you are going to get, if you don’t have those guys you are not always sure. It is important for us to look at how we can best balance the side but still have a strong bowling attack. This series is the last Test series of 2017, and given the number of injuries to the squad’s leading fast bowlers, it has been the ideal opportunity for the brains trust to assess the depth of fast bowling resources in the country. … [Read more...] about Bangladesh vs South Africa, 2nd Test: We want another dominant performance, says Faf du Plessis
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In 166 Tests, he scored 13289 runs at 55.37 including 45 centuries and 58 fifties. He also took 292 wickets at 32.65 including five five-wicket hauls. In 328 ODIs, he amassed 11579 runs at 44.36 with the help of 17 centuries and 86 half-centuries. With his medium pace, he took 273 wickets at 31.79 … [Read more...] about Jacques Kallis Greatest Cricketer of All Time, Says Former South Africa International Jacques Rudolph
“Arrey yaar who to mazaak mein kaha tha, hala kee wo sach tha [I said it jokingly though it is what I feel].” While Sehwag did not play a farewell match, Brendon McCullum recently retired on a high by scoring the fastest Test century. Asked about the retirement timing of Indian cricketers, he said: “Our players choose to retire after the series. It is just the way it is. Tendulkar [Sachin] is one who retired in the same manner as McCullum. It is the player’s decision to retire and we should respect that. It doesn’t matter how one is playing at that time. If he thinks he is done then it [decision] should be respected.” … [Read more...] about Virender Sehwag backs India, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand as potential ICC World T20 2016 semi-finalists
The decision to stick to the dates of the Lions tour, which starts on July 3 with the first of five matches against provincial and invitational sides before the opening Test on July 24, at least brings some welcome certainty to arguably the biggest rugby attraction outside of the World Cup. … [Read more...] about Olympics date change will not affect 2021 tour of South Africa, say British & Irish Lions
The big take out from this has to be the rapid decline of Tottenham and to a lesser extent Arsenal. Spurs went into the start of the 2019/20 season odds-on to make the top four (4/7) but according to my prices are a 11/4 shot under Jose Mourinho to finish in that position if the season was to start again tomorrow, meaning they are 27 per cent less likely to finish in the top four if my prices are somewhere on the money. Sounds about right though, doesn't it? … [Read more...] about Jones Knows: If the Premier League season is void – how would the odds look? Where would your imaginary £50 go?